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Christmas Day



Christmas Day at Grandma and Grandpa’s house was very exciting and busy.  Our morning started at 7:00 a.m. and gifts were being opened before 8:00 a.m.  All three children were lined up and giddily ready to open gifts.  First they opened Santa gifts. 

From Santa, Gabby received:
Fur Real Kitty, a butterfly Barbie coloring book, hermit crab toy cages, and a bunch of games.

The gift Gabby wanted Santa to bring her most

Gabby discovered the most efficient way to check out the loot in her stocking
Then it was time for gifts from Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, Grandpa, Emma, Aunt Sharon, Uncle Lee, and Brody.  She got a beautiful blanket that Grandma made her and a doll that pees and spits up, she got a cat, cage, and veterinarian tools from Aunt Sharon and their family, and she got way too many gifts from us this year since we are officially debt free (we decided to celebrate since we don’t usually do much for Christmas).  We gave her games, a Kindle, color bath tablets, princess pajamas, moon sand, books with figurines that go along with them, and the list goes on and on.  I think overall, all of the kids were very excited and had a wonderful gift.  The favorite gift was Emma’s hamster which she decided to name Perry. 

Grandpa enjoying watching the kids open their gifts

Gabby checking out her new Kindle

Everyone meeting Emma's hamster
After unwrapping all of the gifts, there were hours of opening each package and cleaning up the messes.  The kids played with each toy trying them out (for about 5 minutes with each toy) and trying out each other’s toys.  They had a lot of fun doing puzzles, playing games, and playing with Play Doh.  It was a calm, but very sweet Christmas Day filled with joy and laughter.

Michael enjoying tricking Emma and making her think we bought her a "baby bike" a little too much

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